10 Greatest Coffee Table Books of All Time

10 Greatest Coffee Table Books of All Time

1 Life: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography


In this collection, a 70-year retrospective, moving most famous highlights, and Alfred Eisenstaedt, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke White, and magazine pictures of beautiful pictures, including classics by Irving Penn a date. House President, movies, war, science and nature lessons and a huge status in planning, culture, sport emotions, and “fun” in covering this volume packed parts. Special Interest “photo essays,” The image chapter of a major life function that has revolutionized the field of view and stories capture, photojournalism through small blurbs; as used in German refugee plight, heroin in 1945, 60s and Larry bill Vietnam War, including intimate portrait provocative stories, has been called “the greatest movie ever made article.”

2 Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs


Ansel Adams: 400 images offer the only photographic compilation of his legendary career, the full spectrum of Adams’ work in one volume for the first time. The beautifully prepared and presented in an attractive landscaping trim, Ansel Adams: 400 images will appeal to dedicated fans and students of Adams’ hosts with a gift book audience. In 1916 in Yosemite and the High Sierra on the pictures, in the national park in the 1940s to his work, images, before his last major pictures taken up the 1960s, are arranged chronologically into five periods. Provide an introduction and short articles, Adams’ about life on the selected images promote the evolution of these techniques, and give voice to their artistic vision. No one can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance of the few artists of the era. The Adams’ vision and demonstrates a lifetime of work that can be compiled in a book of this scale. Ansel Adams: Photography 400 photographs and attractive appreciation of the natural world is a must for anyone.

3 The Americans

United States brought crisscrossed. The Reno, hope for the future in a couple of faces in Nevada City Hall, and saw the disappointment in a grimy roofscape he said. He saw the roiling racial tension, glamor, and beauty, and, on the road, Frank, was especially suitable for the love, perhaps because American cars. Lean against a shiny sedan funeral goers, lovers kissing on a beach blanket in front of his car, young perch in the back seat of a drive-in movie. A drop cloth is produced by two California palm trees under a sports car, the next page, a blanket is draped over the body of a victim from a car accident in Arizona.

4 Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers


Although Norman was an academic painter as Rockwell Technically, he was a photographer’s eye, and as he became a mature artist, they give a picture of America that was unique, in particular, and at the same time know-revealing for the use of his eye. The best of Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations of the famous judgment in their magazine, in support of the idea of America. “Marbles Champion” as beloved classics from the cover paintings, such as the 332 “feeding time,” everywhere to ensure this large-format volume is to be prized by art lovers for lesser-known gems are presented in full color, excellent.

5 Revelations by Diane Arbus


Muscle men, dwarves, socialites, circus performers, and asylum inmates in the 1950s and 1960s, photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) strong eye on them all, and not, as was cast over them . They are often presented in the so-called ordinary people far more freakish monster, while the margins of society-W documentary-style photos were objective and reverential. This powerful work was received well in the day. Arbus received Guggenheim Fellowships in 1963 and 1966 and was featured in a show at MoMA in 1967. But his work entered the realm of myth after his 1971 suicide.

6 Vanity Fair: The Portraits – A Century of Iconic Images

Vanity has a reputation as a leading exhibition for Fair magazine portraits in the world, and this book collects the best part of all these glossy, artificial splendor. In front of the rear lens is almost more famous: Edward Steichen, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, David LaChapelle and of course, Annie Leibovitz are all included, and who is a sum Portrait culture and politics, the quality of the images occasionally justify the inclusion of the lesser known figures. We tend to think he is juxtaposed with Richard Perle Joseph Goebbels: Photographs have been arranged for fine fine (and not so subtle) supply the reader with visual and cultural frisson? A collision between Rob Lowe and Louise Brooks, who most glamorous jaw line? It shows how the questions, and the production values and sheer scale, Graydon Carter, Christopher Hitchens, Terence Pepper, and not to mention the introductory articles by David Friend, it is no doubt one of the world coffee tables will be adorning culture brokers for many years to come.

7 Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century


Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) Photo is the most influential in the history of photography and one of the beloved personalities. Inventive work of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of modern photography. After the Second World War, while maintaining control over their work, helped found the magazine photojournalists active Magnum photo agency, to reach a wide audience, such as life. The Cartier-Bresson revolution will go on to create over such events as China, photographic report of the bodies, after Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union, the US boom after the war, and Europe’s older cultures confronted modern realities. A comprehensive resource publication, its extensive holdings is the first major publication to make full use of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson prints the photographer’s life and work-related documents to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Heart of Cartier-Bresson’s career survey of 12 300 photographs distributed through the chapters. While many of his most famous images include a large number of images will be unfamiliar, even for experts. An extensive article by Peter Galassi, chief curator of photography at the Museum, Cartier-Bresson’s extraordinary career and overlapping of journalism and art provides an entirely new understanding of the context. Wide as he studied the work of Cartier-Bresson in magazines- will revolutionize professional travel photographer and detailed chronologies support material- spreads featuring their photo stories.

8 National Geographic: The Photographs

This stunning volume Year gift when they were first published, and that grace the pages of stunning images that remain. Famous Afghan girl covers the haunting green eyes book, and culled award-winning photography from the vast archives of the society, that has captured the interest stare out of her poignant story, photograph readers National Geographic and offers an inside view of the sharp eyes of the world. Book David Doubilet, William Albert Allard, Sam Abell, Jim Stanfield, Jodi’s Cobb’s, Jim Brandenburg, David Alan Harvey, and as such remarkable skill and imagination Geographic photographers many more. They sometimes humorous in their field techniques, as well as personal and colorful anecdotes about individual photos and share their adventures, sometimes, terrible always forced vividly. Author Leah Bendavid- are well, the journalists, photographers and writes about artistic achievements from the point.

9 Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990—2005

“I do not have two lives,” Annie Leibovitz writes in the introduction to this collection of work from 1990-2005. “This is a life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of this.” The leading figure of Johnny Cash, Nicole Kidman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, R2-D2, Patti Smith, Nelson Mandela, Jack Nicholson, William Burroughs, George W. Bush, members of his cabinet pictures of Leibovitz’s family and friends, in the early Nineties photos report from Sarajevo siege, and alongside -appear created even more indelible through Leibovitz’s discerning eye views. Unlike the images and create a rich narrative continuities: photographer has a long relationship that ends with illness and death. He’s big and strong family celebrations and heartbreaks dates. They are children of her own. All the while he is working, and the public work resonates with the themes of his life.

10 The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward


Sep PBS documentary reduces illustrated with the rest and to the side of local WWII film series. Documentary Burns (Civil War) and historian Ward (Civil War: An Illustrated History) famous experiments imprisoned in a Japanese camp in the Philippines, Marines in the thick of war in the Pacific ordinary people, including a young girl, foreground, and his dear a fighter pilot who exchange letters with. Their personal stories are filled with anxiety and exhilaration, terror and pain. (Sample Vignette: A GI casually tossing pebbles in a Japanese machine gunner, was killed skull still live directly above his head and shot wide eyes). Home Front authors’ portrait nostalgia war bonds, scrap metal drives, glows with the USO dance-but also a Mobile, Alabama shipyard and ethnic tensions in the bitterness of Japanese soldiers whose families were imprisoned note. In the background, gave Roosevelt and Churchill, Patton bars and growls, and arrows authors march across the map as deftly sketches the major campaigns and battles and generals offered unqualified criticism. It is visually appealing, gives a strong sense of how and why a very small coffee table book won the US, but it felt like a journey to victory.

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